A bit of Oregon: Terroir and Merroir, from Storyteller Wine and Ayres

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A bit of Oregon: Terroir and Merroir, from Storyteller Wine and Ayres

#1 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 27th, 2013, 9:23 am

This offer is a team effort, as apparently Michael Alberty and Brad McLeroy of Ayres can't put together an offer by themselves. There's talk that they also help each other dress in the morning, but that's just rumor...and since it is Oregon, nobody is surprised.


Oregon Terroir and Merroir Offering

Brad McLeroy of Ayres Vineyard and I would like to invite you to partake of Oregon's unique terroir and merroir. This offering includes a lineup of Brad's 2011 Pinot Noirs, beautiful examples of the unique microclimate that is the Willamette Valley's Ribbon Ridge AVA. In addition to the wine, I will include a sea salt offering from Ben Jacobsen and the Jacobsen Salt Company. Ben is the first person since Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to collect sea water from the Oregon Coast (in this case the pristine waters of Netarts Bay) and prepare a commercial product. It's just about the best sea salt I have encountered. Here's what you will get:

Two bottles of 2011 Ayres Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (regular price: 25.00)
Brad blends his Ribbon Ridge Estate fruit with grapes from the Eola Hills to create one of Oregon's best "bang for the buck" Pinot Noirs.

Two bottles of 2011 Ayres Vineyard Perspective Pinot Noir (regular price 32.00)
This is a tour de force of Ribbon Ridge with grapes from Brad's estate combined with fruit from his immediate neighbors at Armstrong Vineyard (owned by fellow Berserker Doug Ackerman) and Saikkonen Vineyard.

One bottle of 2011 Ayres Vineyard Lewis Rogers Lane Pinot Noir (regular price 38.00)
According to Brad, "this is comprised of each and every producing clone on our estate vineyard: 667, 777, 115, 113, 114 and Pommard. If our vineyard could talk, this bottle is what it would say."

One bottle of 2011 Ayres Vineyard Pioneer Pinot Noir (regular price 44.00)
The Pioneer is made exclusively from the oldest vines on Brad's estate and it is 100% 667 clone. Brad and his family had to walk this little section of Ribbon Ridge themselves to clear every last stick, root and large rock of this section, and the earthy/leathery quality of the Pioneer always reminds them of that hard work.

An offering from of Jacobsen Salt Company (value of 10.00)

The value of this package is 206.00. Your price? A mere 149.00 plus shipping.

How to order: merely send a private message (PM) via Wine Berserkers to Michael Alberty or email me at howdy@storytellerwine.com to reserve your Oregon Terroir and Merroir offering.
Apparently I'm lazy, have a narrow agenda, and offer little in the way of content and substance (RMP) (and have a "penchant for gossip" -KBI)

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#2 Post by Scott Ho11owe11 » January 27th, 2013, 9:27 am

I'll throw an endorsement of the wines and Sea salt here, fabulous stuff!!!

Michael is one of the coolest ITB as well!
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#3 Post by Brian Curtis » January 27th, 2013, 9:30 am

Email sent. I'm looking forward to trying these.

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#4 Post by benkearney » January 27th, 2013, 9:35 am

Love Brad's wine! Best wine for the money in the Willamette Valley. Email sent

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#5 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 27th, 2013, 9:35 am

Ayres is excellent, but if you don't know about Jacobsen salt, that alone should prompt an order.
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#6 Post by sdfruman » January 27th, 2013, 9:45 am

Email sent earlier! Looking forward to trying everything!
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#7 Post by Josh_Pitcl » January 27th, 2013, 10:47 am

Email sent. Can't wait!
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#8 Post by Bob Wood » January 27th, 2013, 10:50 am

I don't know why they didn't throw in a bedtime story. [snort.gif]
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#9 Post by Br@d S w @ l l o w » January 27th, 2013, 11:29 am

I sent my email off for this yesterday. Can't wait to try them!
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#10 Post by Michael Alberty » January 27th, 2013, 2:46 pm

Todd, please don't forget Ben Jacobsen. This is Oregon so you just know a three-way is involved. And Brad and I do coordinate in the morning to avoid wearing the same Kansas Jayhawk shirts.

And thanks everybody!
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#11 Post by Michael Alberty » January 27th, 2013, 2:49 pm

And the six-packs are still moving! We will go until Brad cries out "no mas." Hope he remembers his safe word.
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#12 Post by Bob Wood » January 27th, 2013, 3:06 pm

Michael Alberty wrote:And the six-packs are still moving! We will go until Brad cries out "no mas." Hope he remembers his safe word.
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#13 Post by John Willison » January 27th, 2013, 6:41 pm

Email sent. Looking forward to it.

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